Sponsor of Free Community Concerts
We also travel directly to schools, bringing in Steinway concert grand pianos, if the school doesn’t have a proper instrument. And we always tune the piano! Outreach recital venues include elementary, middle and high schools. Since 2008 when the Waring began these outreach assemblies, Competition winners have performed for over 10,000 local students in all three local school districts. Study guides with program information, artist bio, composers’ bios and a glossary is made available to classroom teachers. Evaluation sheets are also given to the district or principal.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Waring presented four assemblies reaching approximately 1400 students from the Palm Springs and Desert Sands Unified School Districts. The Waring pays for buses to bring students to large venues such as the Palm Springs High School Auditorium and to the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center at the Rancho Mirage High School.
To Sponsor School or Community Concerts please call the Waring office at 760-773-2575. Thank you!
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Thank you to the City of Palm Desert for sponsoring our FREE spring 2016 concerts in Palm Desert that included The Living Desert, YMCA, Joslyn Senior Center, Segovia and The Gardens on El Paseo.
Monday, May 23, 2016 – 4 PM – Allison To at the YMCA of the Desert at Civic Center Park
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 3 PM – Angela Lee and Katharine Lee – The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens – Chase Administration Building
Sunday, June 12, 2016 – 3 PM – Stephanie Ng – The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens – Chase Administration Building
In partnership with the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 300 middle school students came to hear 2013 prize winner Keenan Reesor on a Steinway Concert Grand, brought in especially for the performances. Thank you to Janice Lyle, Mary Perry and Michaeleen Gallagher. A public concert and reception catered by LULU California Bistro followed. Thank you Willie Rhine and Barbara and Jerry Keller!
Musical Program included Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg & Rachmaninoff.
Mondays with the Waring is a series of Educational Seminars for the Community. The 2015 series was presented by Key Players’ Auxiliary Co Chairs Mary Ellen Blanton and Rev. Patty Spicer, ably assisted by committee members Cissie Bramer and Isabel Chapman. California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus was Presenting Sponsor. All seminars took place at the lovely 300 seat Indian Wells Theater.
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The first series included the following presentations:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Composer Joe Giarrusso and Organist Bob Poehling presented an audio / visual presentation on the History of Music and the Orchestra recapping the major styles, periods, and composers from the 16th century to the contemporary world.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Concert pianist, recording artist, composer (and Waring artistic director) John Bayless demonstrated the Art of Improvisation on the piano. Brian Feng from USC’s Graduate School of Music made a special appearance.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Michael Rolland Davis, concert and recording producer (and Waring competition producer) presented a “behind the scenes” look with power point at what it takes today for young pianists to maneuver practicing, auditions, and competitions with recitals and performances.
To excite, educate, and engage the community at large with the joy of classical piano by presenting, promoting, and nurturing classical music through live piano performance including international competitions, concerts, and local educational outreach programs for all ages.
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